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Ahoy Hoy

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    Live Events Engineer. Working in Audio, Video and lighting fields.
    You will find me in the audio section 90% of the time as well as occasionally in hobby electronics and whenever complex projection topics appear.
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    Live Events Industry


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    HP Omen 17" RTX2070

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  1. Somethings not right here a setting or something. Thats a modern enough motherboard with decent enough on board audio. This shouldnt have a problem pushing those headphones to deafening volumes. Have you checked all the volume settings?
  2. It is probably worth posting in the Home Theatre section of the forums. Also if you type out the list and maybe also post like a budget your wanting to spend you'll get more people replying.
  3. One of the positives of apple is they have good customer support. Have you tried contacting them about the problem.
  4. When I had my desktop I had speakers plugged into the line out on the back and my headphones on the front panel of my case. That way when I wanted to switch between headphones and speakers I just used the windows sound settings. If you click your little sound button on the task bar on the bottom right then there is a arrow above the volume which lets you quickly switch between sound outputs. If you dont have multiple output ports on your computer. You have two options. Either a DAC/Sound card to increase the ports or you can get a physic switch like others above have recommended.
  5. Im surprised that the power connection didnt change it. Ive had similar problems with Mac books where when charging they cause a buzz unless you touch the metal case but if you unplug it it stops. And then the exact opposite on other laptops where plugging it in gives it a ground and sorts its self out. Since a little USB to jack adapter worked you can keep using that or maybe if you want a slightly better version of that its probably worth making a other post asking about "DAC" recommendations as thats the fancy word for what that USB jack adapter is. I personally dont know a huge amount about what DACs are good at what price points but Im aware many users on the audio section use them and know more about them.
  6. Please fix my grounding problem, Mr. audio expert

  7. 9. If I touch the metal headphone plug/jack with my finger while plugged in, the buzzing completely goes away 17. If I put my hand on my laptop, the buzzing goes away completely or gets real quiet Sounds like a ground problem. Headphones work by changing voltage which then moves a speaker driver. For the headphone to work it needs to know what 0 Volts is so it can compare to the signal. Your problem sounds like there is power on the ground which a headphone uses to work out 0 Volts so the headphone is producing the sound of that power. Do you still have the problem when you plug/unplug your power cord to the laptop?
  8. USB doesnt compress audio. audio is some of the smallest file sizes you can get even high fidelity audio files are still less then 100mb for song. USB 2 can hand 480MBs. USB can transfer a whole three minuet song in seconds. Sound card wise probably not worth upgrading as there is close to no difference between any of those soundcards including your current one when referring to sound quality. As long as it fits
  9. What bookshelf speakers you got? The Klipsh is a sub perfectly good at its job. Its hard to make a bad sub its as simple as sturdy box and big driver (6 inch isnt a sub thats a low mid looking at you logitech). For 200 Euros thats pretty decent price and Im not going to able to recommend anything near that price thats a 10 inch and decent. So go for it. Youll want to make sure you get the phase correct. otherwise the speakers interacting could cancel out frequencies. Put the sub and book shelfs next to each other and then play a frequncy at roughly same volume and sweep it through until both your bookshelf and your sub is playing it. Switch either the sub or the bookshelves off if it doesnt get louder not a problem speakers are in phase. If it gets louder then the speakers were out of phase and cancelling each other out. On the back of the speakers just switch the wires around.
  10. Ahoy Hoy

    how to EQ?

    Are you joking right now? Wow Im in shock that you dont know EQ affects phase. I have lost all respect for your advice on this forum you have no idea what you are talking about and your only point you make is people you know who have probably a education on the subject and experience do it. Im amazed you dont even know what im talking about when I say phase. EQs affect frequncy not left and right signals. When I say phase Im referring to phase over the frequncy bandwidth not left right phase or speaker phase. Watch this video he explains it very simply that most people with basic audio knowledge will understand. My quick and basic take on this is. A EQ works using capacitors and inductors. When you put a sound through it the signal takes longer to reach the end because of the extra components the signal goes through. When you put a single frequency through a capacitor to change its sound that frequency's is delayed causing a phase problem because that frequncy is slightly out of phase with others. Also next time your going to say I'm wrong when I'm not quote me so Im aware and your lack of education on the subject doesnt give others bad ideas on physics.
  11. Sonys range of wireless headphones are very good and very popular with positive reviews from public and specialist reviewers. They just released a new generation of their flagship wireless headphones and the price of the old generation which is basically the same product has halved. So take a look at the Sony WH 1000XM3 I personally use them and they have great bass if that's something you find important
  12. If your motherboard is reasonably modern and a well built which it probably is. The difference in quality is so marginal its closer to no change. Unless your planning on getting speakers to do a surround sound set up and you need more outputs for that. OR Your getting a fancy new microphone and want XLR inputs. Those sound cards will be a waste of money. Im sure you can think of something better to spend 100 quid on.
  13. In this modern day where motherboards are made with pretty decent onboard sound 99% of the time the answer is DAC is probably a waste of money. Best example if you got 250 pounds to buy some headphones and you buy a 100 pound DAC and 150 headphones. That would be a worse sounding system then just spending 250 on headphones. The odd time you cheap out buy the crappiest motherboard know to man and got terrible audio well should of just got a better motherboard because a DAC+Bad motherboard is more expensive then a acceptable motherboard.
  14. Sennheiser also has a really good parts website but I dont know if they ship to the American content also probably more expensive then those ones from amazon.
  15. Do you have the microphone positioned near your mouth and pointing the right direction? Are you talking loud enough. Most microphones aren't designed for whispering. Clipping is when your gain is set too high so when you talk you above the maximum volume. If you have a volume meter it normally goes Red or to the top of the bar. Cloudlifter will just increase the gain. Your not at maximum gain so it wont change anything.